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DPGA > Celebrations > Independence Day 2017
Freedom in the Mind,
Faith in the words …
Pride in our souls …

It was a red letter day in the history of India when the country got her freedom on 15th August, 1947. It took hundreds of years for us to break shackles of slavery. People of the country celebrate this day every year with great pomp and show. This year in 2017, India is celebrating its 71st Independence Day to pay a tribute to all the freedom fighters that had contributed significantly and fought for the Independence of India.

Independence Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm and respect at Dr Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel. The ceremony started at 8:00 a.m. in the school open ground with large crowd of staff, students and parents. The Cultural Captains welcomed the gathering and shared their views on the significance of the day. To commemorate the sovereignty of our nation, the head girl, Vibhuti Verma unfurled the tricolor flag and all in unison sang the National Anthem and expressed the joy of our freedom. The Teachers of the Performing Arts Department sang the Flag Song that awakened everyone’s feelings towards our Motherland, Lynette George and Tejas Chhabra, students of Grade 9, enlightened the gathering with a social issue about “Rivers – the lifeline for all life forms”. They emphasized on rivers are polluted and what can we do to help save them.

The school principal, Ms. Anjna Sahi, threw light on the true essence of being independent.

The school magazine not only chronicles the events and achievements of the school, but also showcases the creative talent and writing prowess of our students. Along with the vote of thanks by Vice-Principal, Ms. Shraddha Sardesai, the editorial team of the school magazine was felicitated. At the end sweets were distributed in celebration of freedom and joy.

This year, as an endeavor to do our bit for the Indian Armed forces, we decided to salute the courageous soldiers and express our gratitude towards “Our Heroes”.

We began this initiative a month ago, by enlightening the students about the Indian Armed forces through the weekly assemblies.

This was followed by discussions during Quality Time sessions and a poster making activity. The last leg of this initiative was a post card writing activity. These post cards, which are small notes of gratitude expressed by our students, shall be posted to the serving soldiers of our Indian Armed Forces.

We would like to reach the length and breadth of our country to share these post-cards of gratitude amongst the soldiers. The posters made by students were displayed as part of the Independence Day programme.

The programme concluded with opening of the school exhibition. Incorporating ‘Technology with Education’; this year students of DPGA have displayed wonderful exhibits in their respective resource rooms.

Indeed, it was a day of joy, a day to love and respect our country and make it a better place for Indians to live and experience the freedom, peace and unity in diversity.

Jai Hind